To curb child labour, DCPCR will sound out factory owners
New Delhi: In a bid to curb child labour, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) will reach out to different factory owners in the city and make them aware about the laws and Acts meant for the safety of children.
Recently, the child rights body conducted three rescue operations in two districts and rescued more than a dozen children from factories. In one of the cases, the commission found that the kids were given Rs eight to 10 for making more than 140 buttons and made to live in one room under unhygienic conditions. According to DCPCR, they have identified areas in Delhi having factories. "Soon, we will create awareness among the factory owners that they must say no to child labour," said Roop Sudesh Vimal from DCPCR.
According to DCPCR official in one part of the city, they have started mapping the area to check the presence of child labour. The child rights body claimed that they have strengthened their vigil in the areas like Mithapur, Jaitpur, Sangam Vihar, Khanpur Extension, Khanpur village, Tughlakabad village, Hamdard Nagar, Garhi Village, Uttam Nagar, Kotla Mubarakpur, Kureji, Aram Park, Brijpuri, Jagatpuri, Jaffrabad, Wazirabad, Jahangirpuri and Seelampur. The police data accessed by the Millennium Post (till October 31) claimed that child labour cases led to the arrest of 37 persons from different parts of Delhi.
In October, the Commission rescued eight children, including one girl, from a button making factory in Govindpuri.
The rescuers said that children were being paid only Rs 10 for 144 buttons. During the investigation, these children were found to work for more than 12 hours a day in lieu of meagre wages.